Removes Sins

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  • Imām Ṣādiq(a) elucidates the spiritual aspect of visiting Ḥusayn's grave: "Those visiting Ḥusayn's grave leave their sins at the doorsteps of their homes. As they embark on their journey, they abandon their sins, akin to leaving a bridge behind after crossing it."

  • Imām Ṣādiq(a) describes the profound experience of visiting Ḥusayn's grave: "A man embarking on this ziyārah, with every step taken, finds his sins forgiven and his soul progressively purified. Upon his arrival, Allah whispers, 'My servant, ask anything of Me, and I will bestow it. Call out to Me, for I will respond. Request anything, and it shall be fulfilled. Present your needs so that I may address them.' The expenses incurred during this journey are compensated by Allah."

  • Imām Ṣādiq(a) shares: "At the gravesite of Ḥusayn(a), Allah has commissioned specific angels. When someone embarks on a journey to visit Ḥusayn(a), their sins are handed to these angels who, in turn, eradicate their sins and multiply their good deeds with every step. The angels continue this process until the ultimate reward, paradise, is secured. They then envelop the visitor in blessings, heralding to heaven's angels, 'Bless those visiting the Beloved of Allah's Beloved.' Post-pilgrimage ablution prompts Muḥammad(p) to proclaim, 'Rejoice, Allah's guests! You are destined for paradise.' Then, Amīr al-Muʼminīn(a) assures them, 'Your desires shall be fulfilled and afflictions warded off in both lives.' Thereafter, the Prophet(p), Amīr al-Muʼminīn(a), and angels escort the visitors, staying by their side until they reunite with their families."

  • Imām Ṣādiq(a) elaborates: "Upon returning from Ḥusayn's grave, a celestial crier addresses you. Hearing this proclamation would make you linger at Ḥusayn's grave forever. The crier declares, 'Rejoice, servant of Allah! You are triumphant and safe. Your past transgressions have been pardoned. Carry on with your virtuous deeds.'"

  • Imām Kāẓim(a) discloses: "The minimum recompense for those visiting Ḥusayn's gravesite by the Euphrates, recognising his greatness and leadership, includes forgiveness of all past and future sins."

  • Imām Ṣādiq(a) encourages: "Those desiring Allah's honour and inclusion in Muḥammad's intercession on the Day of Judgment should visit Ḥusayn's grave. Allah will bestow those who do with the highest honours and rewards, sparing them the questioning of their earthly sins --- no matter how numerous they might be. Remember, Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī(a) was subjected to grave injustice, brutally slain while he, his kin, and companions were deprived of water."

  • Imām Kāẓim(a) illustrates: "When an individual departs home to visit Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī(a), Allah assigns an angel to them. This angel inscribes every word they utter during their journey on their back until they reach the al-Ḥāʾir. On departure, the angel places his palm at the visitor's back's centre, declaring, 'Your past sins have been absolved. Continue to perform righteous deeds.'"

  • ʿAbdullah b. Muskān recalls: "I was present when Imām Ṣādiq(a) was approached by a group from Khorasan inquiring about the rewards of visiting Ḥusayn's grave. The Imām(a) responded, 'My father quoted my grandfather as saying that Allah wipes out the sins of those visiting Ḥusayn(a) for His sake, rendering them as innocent as a newborn. Angels accompany them throughout their journey, extending their wings over their heads until they reunite with their families. These angels implore Allah for their forgiveness, exclaiming, 'You are blessed, and so is he whom you've visited.' They are enshrouded by heavenly mercy, and their families receive divine protection."